Sheki, December 1 AZERTAC
The 34th meeting of the TURKSOY Permanent Council kicked off in Sheki district of Azerbaijan.
The event participants laid flowers to the monument of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the center of the city.
The conference is chaired by TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kaseinov.
Addressing the event, Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said that a number of events were held in Sheki throughout the year with the support of the TURKSOY. The Minister highlighted the events held within the “Cultural capital of the Turkic world”.
TURKSOY`s Secretary General Dusen Kaseinov said Sheki is treasure that unites ancient historical monuments and art samples.
Head of Sheki City Executive Authority Elkhan Usubov said Azerbaijan attached great importance to preservation of cultural heritage as well as popularization of the country`s rich cultural heritage across the world.
On series of events held within the “Capital year” the Governor said such conferences played an important role in popularization of Azerbaijan`s rich culture.
The Permanent Council, then reviewed its activity over the last year, current and new projects, and discussed ways of expanding cultural relations between the member states.
An exhibition of a number of fine art masters was arranged within the event.
Known for its beauty and charm, Shaki is a unique place that has preserved the culture of urban planning inherent to medieval towns.